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when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:50 pm

When employers want you to attach the cover letter and resume as one pdf document, does it matter if the resume goes first or if the Cover letter goes first? Which should go first? Employers didn't indicate, which is why I'm asking.

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby fats provolone » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:53 pm

think about this one for a second

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby KM2016 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:59 pm

Yikes....I worry for you

Cover letter should be the cover....

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:07 pm

I would suggest that the resume goes first, that's generally the first thing that someone involved in the hiring decision will look at.

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby zugzwanger » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I would suggest that the resume goes first, that's generally the first thing that someone involved in the hiring decision will look at.


Cover letter should always go first

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:47 pm

zugzwanger wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I would suggest that the resume goes first, that's generally the first thing that someone involved in the hiring decision will look at.


Cover letter should always go first


Is that industry-specific protocol? We (was on hiring/interview committees in finance) would always place the resume on top for organizational purposes.

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby Big Dog » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:03 pm

We (was on hiring/interview committees in finance) would always place the resume on top for organizational purposes.


Of course it's the first thing you look at -- its only human nature. But still, that doesn't mean the Cover Letter doesn't go first on the attachment. Would you put a cover letter behind a resume in a snail mail app?

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby fats provolone » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:47 am

if it were called a fucking "goesfirst letter" you burgermeisters would still be debating this

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Re: when employers want u to attach the cover letter and resume

Postby Cobretti » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:51 am

fats provolone wrote:if it were called a fucking "goesfirst letter" you burgermeisters would still be debating this

it basically already is




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